According to German law an heir can declare the renouncement of succession to the competent German Probate Court within six weeks - if the heirs are outside of Germany within six months - after receiving knowledge about the inheritance.
Renouncement of an inheritance
In Germany, the heir proves his legal right by a Certificate of Inheritance which is issued by the competent German probate court upon notarized application
Certificate of inheritance
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